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Mar 21 2010
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 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Black Mesa - Cave CreekPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 21 2010
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking11.68 Miles 3,100 AEG
Hiking11.68 Miles   8 Hrs      1.46 mph
3,100 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
This is the second time I hiked to the Mesa. Especially the last 1 1/2 mile up the mesa is pretty tough. The trail mainly consists of grapefruit size boulders and my ankles didn't like it. The reward is phenomenal however, I even got some zzz's during my lunch break on top of the mesa.
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Mar 06 2010
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 87
 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Skull Mesa from Spur Cross THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 06 2010
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking13.00 Miles 2,500 AEG
Hiking13.00 Miles   7 Hrs      1.86 mph
2,500 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Fantastic Hike. Weather was perfect and best of all no-one on the trail.
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Aug 09 2009
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 Guides 1
 Routes 4
 Photos 87
 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Horton Creek Trail #285Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 09 2009
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking8.05 Miles 1,183 AEG
Hiking8.05 Miles   4 Hrs      2.01 mph
1,183 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Mar 28 2009
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 Guides 1
 Routes 4
 Photos 87
 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Willow Springs from First Water THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 28 2009
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking11.25 Miles 835 AEG
Hiking11.25 Miles   7 Hrs      1.61 mph
835 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
What a hike. Once you leave Dutchman trail and get away from the yapping resort poodles the hike is just great. I never saw so many animals in the superstitions. All the pools along the creek were filled with dozens of frogs. Highpoint of the trip was when I saw my first gila monster.
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Jan 31 2009
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 87
 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Whiskey West - Red Tanks LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 31 2009
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking14.60 Miles 2,150 AEG
Hiking14.60 Miles   6 Hrs   30 Mns   2.25 mph
2,150 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Great hike. The Dutchman Trail/Bluff Spring Trail part of the hike can be pretty busy. But the Whiskey Spring trail part of the hike was absolutely gorgeous. Fresh water in the creeks, no one around, what more can you ask for.
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Jan 24 2009
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 Guides 1
 Routes 4
 Photos 87
 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Battleship Mountain - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 24 2009
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking12.50 Miles 2,956 AEG
Hiking12.50 Miles   7 Hrs      1.79 mph
2,956 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Fantastic hike. We didn't make it completely toi the top however. We got stock about 300 ft from the summit. Better next time.
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Jan 18 2009
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 Guides 1
 Routes 4
 Photos 87
 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Black Top MesaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 18 2009
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking12.90 Miles 1,558 AEG
Hiking12.90 Miles   7 Hrs      1.84 mph
1,558 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We didn't find the hieroglyphs, but who cares with views like this. One of my new favorite hikes in the Superstitions.
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May 03 2008
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 Guides 1
 Routes 4
 Photos 87
 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Little Saddle Mountain Trail #244Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 03 2008
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking8.40 Miles 1,900 AEG
Hiking8.40 Miles   5 Hrs      1.68 mph
1,900 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
A pleasant hike. Not to hard, perfect for a hot spring day.
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Apr 15 2008
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 Guides 1
 Routes 4
 Photos 87
 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Bright Angel TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 15 2008
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking9.60 Miles 4,380 AEG
Hiking9.60 Miles   6 Hrs      1.60 mph
4,380 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Apr 14 2008
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 Guides 1
 Routes 4
 Photos 87
 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Ribbon Falls from Phantom RanchNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 14 2008
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking11.00 Miles
Hiking11.00 Miles   6 Hrs      1.83 mph
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Apr 13 2008
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 Guides 1
 Routes 4
 Photos 87
 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
South Kaibab TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 13 2008
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking7.00 Miles 4,790 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   2.00 mph
4,790 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Mar 30 2008
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 Guides 1
 Routes 4
 Photos 87
 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Black Mesa - Cave CreekPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 30 2008
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking11.40 Miles 3,100 AEG
Hiking11.40 Miles   7 Hrs      1.63 mph
3,100 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
This was the second time I attempted this trail. The first time I took so many wrong turns (or I thought I was wrong, tracked back and found out I was right all along) that I aborted the hike at the 3.4 mile point.
The description from TerrySwiceGood is pretty accurate till the 3.4 mile point. One remark on the junction with the carved rock though. Follow the trail here, DON'T go right.
Once you reach the 3.4 mile point the trail gets very faint in most places. The cairns were pretty much covered by grass and so are the rocks. I must have tripped dozens of times. A map or a GPS is not a great luxury here.
The final ascent to the mesa is very steep and is very tricky coming back down. Hat off if you can return to the trail without falling.
I posted the GPS route for your convenience....have fun.
Named place
Named place [ checklist ]
[ checklist ] Black Mesa
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Mar 17 2008
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 Guides 1
 Routes 4
 Photos 87
 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Spur Cross LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 17 2008
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking6.70 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking6.70 Miles   3 Hrs   19 Mns   2.02 mph
600 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Mar 01 2008
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 87
 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Charlebois from Peralta THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 01 2008
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking17.50 Miles 2,680 AEG
Hiking17.50 Miles   10 Hrs      1.75 mph
2,680 ft AEG
 no routes
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I made it an overnight trip by camping near Charlebois Spring. Returned by way of La Barge, Lost Dutchman & Peralta trail.
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Feb 23 2008
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 Photos 87
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54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Bluff Spring Loop & Weaver's ViewPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 23 2008
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking10.50 Miles 2,250 AEG
Hiking10.50 Miles   5 Hrs      2.10 mph
2,250 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Hiked the Miners loop. Although the parking lots of the Peralta trailhead were almost full, we met almost no-one on our hike. We even saw a mule deer along the Dutchman trail.
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Feb 16 2008
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 Photos 87
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54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Black Mesa Loop - Superstition MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 16 2008
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking9.50 Miles 1,125 AEG
Hiking9.50 Miles   5 Hrs      1.90 mph
1,125 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Mud & Mist ... what can a guy ask more
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Feb 09 2008
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 87
 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Shaw Butte Trail #306Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 09 2008
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking4.25 Miles 761 AEG
Hiking4.25 Miles   3 Hrs      1.42 mph
761 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jan 26 2008
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 Guides 1
 Routes 4
 Photos 87
 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Mohave - Ruth Hamilton LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 26 2008
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking3.90 Miles 857 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles   2 Hrs      1.95 mph
857 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Not so busy as the Piestewa Peak, but still a good short workout.
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Jan 19 2008
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 Guides 1
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 Photos 87
 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Weaver's Needle Loop from Peralta THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 19 2008
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking12.20 Miles 3,122 AEG
Hiking12.20 Miles   6 Hrs   45 Mns   1.81 mph
3,122 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I started the loop at 7:30 and already there were quite a lot of (noisy) hikers going up the Peralta Trail. This made me decide to do the loop counterclockwise. This came out to be the right decision. By hiking up the Bluff Spring Trail first, you have the hard part first.
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Jan 13 2008
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 Guides 1
 Routes 4
 Photos 87
 Triplogs 31

54 male
 Joined Nov 04 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Robbers Roost - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 13 2008
woarnoartTriplogs 31
Hiking7.50 Miles 2,500 AEG
Hiking7.50 Miles   6 Hrs   30 Mns   1.15 mph
2,500 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I parked my car at the Peralta Trailhead, this way the boring part of the hike was done first. As usual the hike up the Carney Springs Trail is pretty exhausting. Finding the Roost wasn't such a big problem. The big problem was going down the Roost. I had to bushwack myself a way down. The hike to Fremont Saddle was less difficult than the last time I hiked down from the Dacite Mesa.
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Culture [ checklist ]
[ checklist ] Dacite Tide
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average hiking speed 1.78 mph
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